Aspen RxHealth Hires Chris Dattaro, A Leader in Gig Economy Models, As Chief Operating Officer and adds Jason Chicola as Independent Director
Aspen RxHealth has appointed Chris Dattaro as chief operating officer and Jason Chicola as independent director to the company’s board of directors.
Dattaro brings to Aspen RxHealth expertise in organizational leadership and developing and scaling solutions in gig economy models. In his new role, he will lead Aspen RxHealth’s efforts to expand into new verticals and markets, and radically drive internal operational improvements. Chicola, founder and chief executive officer of Rev, a speech-to-text company, brings nearly two decades of experience building and scaling companies operating in gig economy models.
“Joining Aspen RxHealth presents a unique opportunity for me to help the team build gig economy models that are sustainable and help provide lasting value to our clients and our pharmacist community,” Dattaro said. “Bringing this innovative and modern approach to healthcare—pharmacy in particular—is something that’s never been done before. I’m a builder at heart and ready to get to work creating best-in-class processes as we continue growing the largest community of pharmacists in the nation. The opportunity to bring Aspen RxHealth’s vision in empowering pharmacists to run their own practices and deliver meaningful patient care is substantial and I’m excited for the challenge.”
“I’m inspired by Aspen RxHealth’s commitment to help pharmacists better serve patients through an innovative digital platform,” said Chicola. “While brick-and-mortar pharmacies focus on retail, Aspen RxHealth is focused on delivering the patients the care and advice they need and deserve. I’m honored to be along for the ride.”
“Chris and Jason embody our mission here at Aspen RxHealth, both as seasoned operational leaders and as entrepreneurs driving explosive growth,” said Aspen RxHealth Co-founder and CEO David Medvedeff. “We are elated to have them join the team as we scale Aspen RxHealth’s reach across new markets, verticals, and deliver on our promise to revolutionize clinical pharmacy solutions—one pharmacist-patient consultation at a time.”
Dattaro’s background includes roles in high-growth technology startups and financial institutions including Goldman Sachs and FBR Capital Markets. He held multiple leadership roles at Lyft, most recently as regional general manager of Lyft’s Transit, Bikes, and Scooters business for the mid-Atlantic region.
In addition to starting Rev, Chicola was the third employee at Upwork and brings private equity, venture capital, and consulting experience. He is an active angel investor and has made over a dozen seed and Series A investment, with a focus on online marketplaces.
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